Asclepias sullivantii, Sullivant's Milkweed

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I started Sullivant's in spring, 2023. Drought may have taken a toll, but I remain optimistic that at least some of the many that germinated will come back in spring, 2024. Decidedly a central Midwestern species, it might have been more common as far as the Mississippi river valley in central Minnesota before farms and draining wetlands took its toll. As of now, it is listed as a species of largely the southern, central Minnesota counties below the Minnesota River and, as close to Hennepin as Scott County. 

This is a good candidate for a rain garden or a garden irrigated during periods of drought.

Blooms: Purple with Rose-pink, late June into August
Height: 2-3 feet
Conditions: sun, wet to moist-medium